Gender & Society

Gender & Society

2015 Impact Factor: 2.400
2015 Ranking: 9/142 in Sociology | 1/40 in Womens Studies
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data
Official Publication of Sociologists for Women in Society

Jo Reger Oakland University, USA

eISSN: 15523977 | ISSN: 08912432 | Current volume: 31 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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Articles appearing in Gender & Society analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal primarily publishes empirical articles, which are both theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative, and comparative-historical methodologies.

Some of the relevant, timely, and important topics covered in recent issues include:
• Activism and Social Movements
• Class Inequality
• Division of Household Labor
• Feminist Identity
• Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
• Gender and Migration
• Gender and Work
• Gendered Bodies
• Health and Carework
• Heteronormativity
• Intimate Partner Violence
• Masculinities
• Media Representations
• Parenting
• Politics and Gender
• Race, Gender, and Class Discrimination
• Reproductive Technology
• Religion and Gender
• Sexual Harassment
• Sexualities
• Welfare Reform

Gender & Society not only publishes the best of every perspective but seeks to advance a distinctly social perspective with which to analyze gender.

Gender & Society promotes feminist scholarship and the social scientific study of gender. Gender & Society publishes theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous articles that make original contributions to gender theory. The journal takes a multidisciplinary, intersectional, and global approach to gender analyses.

Jo Reger Oakland University, USA
Deputy Editors
Krista Brumley Wayne State University, Sociology
Rachel Einwohner Purdue University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Melanie Hughes University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology
Amy Stone Trinity University, Sociology and Anthropology
Managing Editors
Linda Gjokaj Oakland University, USA
Jenny Lendrum Wayne State University, USA
Lacey Story Oakland University, USA
Book Review Editors
Yasemin Besen-Cassino Montclair State University
Design Consultant
Eiko Strader University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Editorial Board
Kristin Anderson Western Washington University, USA
Elizabeth Armstrong University of Michigan
Kristen Barber Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
Josephine Beoku-Betts Florida Atlantic University, USA
Catherine Bolzendahl University of California, Irvine, USA
Bo-Wei Chen Nanhua University, Taiwan
Hae Yeon Choo University of Toronto, Canada
Akosua Darkwah University of Ghana-Legon, Ghana
Emmanuel David University of Colorado, Boulder
Natalia Deeb-Sossa University of California, Davis
Heather E. Dillaway Wayne State University, USA
Radka Dudova Academy of Sciences
Margarita Torre Fernandez University Carlos III of Madrid
Tina Fetner McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Debra Gimlin University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Lucas Gottzen Linköping University, Sweden
Cecilia Anne Green Syracuse University, USA
Amy Hanser The University of British Columbia, Canada
Chimaraoke Izugbara African Population and Health Research Center
Miliann Kang University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Ivy Ken George Washington University, USA
Minjeong Kim Virginia Tech, USA
Pei-Chia Lan National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jennifer Lundquist University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Erynn Masi de Casanova University of Cincinnati, USA
James Messerschmidt University of Southern Maine, USA
Tina Miller Oxford Brookes University, UK
Richard Mora Occidental College, USA
Kristen Myers Northern Illinois University, USA
Stephanie Nawyn Michigan State University, USA
Minna Nikunen University of Turku, Finland
Amrita Pande University of Cape Town, South Africa
C. J. Pascoe University of Oregon, USA
Lynn Prince Cooke University of Bath, United Kingdom
Smitha Radhakrishnan Wellesley College, USA
Laura Rhoton Elizabethtown College
George Sanders Oakland University, USA
Mangala Subramaniam Purdue University, USA
Eric Thompson National University of Singapore, Singapore
Laurel Westbrook Grand Valley State University, USA
Elroi Windsor Salem College, USA
Odalia Wong Hong Kong Baptist University, China
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    Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Submitting authors are required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts that are accepted for review will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material that requires permission is the responsibility of the author. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the Editor. The online process permits submission of a separate title page, a main manuscript document, and supplementary files. Prior to submission, we recommend consulting the Gender & Society Guide to First Submissions, available here as well as previous issues of the journal to get a sense of the kind of papers we publish.


    Papers should be approximately 8,500 words, including tables, notes, and references. All manuscripts must include an abstract of 150-200 words. Authors should consult the Chicago Manual of Style, Style B, for citations and references, or refer to the Gender & Society style manual, available here. Authors should not number the pages; the online system will number the pages.

    Blind Review Process

    The review process for manuscripts submitted to Gender & Society is anonymous; please remove all material from the manuscript that identifies you. Your submission should be blinded, meaning there is no clear way for reviewers to identify you as the author. All references to your own work should be cited in the third person. Please do not make references to your own work unless they are absolutely necessary; for example, if the reviewer would be able to identify you if a citation was omitted. A reference to any previous work should read: “As Collins (2014) has found…” and NOT like: “As I previously demonstrated… (Collins 2014).” Only include acknowledgements on a separate title page, not on the manuscript document.

    For additional information, contact the Gender & Society office at

    Book Reviews

    Books for review should be sent to Yasemin Besen-Cassino, Gender & Society Book Review Editor, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07043; Please note that the journal does not review textbooks, films/DVDs, or books that do not incorporate gender as a central category of analysis. The journal receives far more books than can be reviewed. The journal also does not accept or consider unsolicited book reviews, but instead invites appropriate scholars to review books germane to the scope and mission of Gender & Society.


    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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